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Be Safe: A New Mental Health App

Be Safe: A New Mental Health App

We just heard about this interesting new app created by The London Service Collaborative, Mind Your Mind and CAMH called Be Safe. This app allows individuals to create a crisis safety plan, and connects individuals who are experiencing mental health and addiction challenges to resources in their community (currently only in London, Ontario). It also allows medical professionals to access a person's medical information, like medications and dosage information, in the event of a crisis when an individual cannot communicate this themselves. 

Learning to Juggle

Learning to Juggle

Imagine if there was a way to reprogram the way you think.  A way to sharpen your perception and memory, increase your speed of thinking, and help you become more creative. Well there is. It is a phenomenon called neuroplasticity. 

In the TV series Redesign My Brain, Australian and Canadian born Todd Sampson set out to the exact same thing. In the three-part series, not only do you watch him improve his brain, but you can also do it yourself!  In the series he set out to speed up his thinking, sharpen his attention, and improve his memory. 

Entrepreneurs and Mental Illness

Entrepreneurs and Mental Illness

According to this article in the Toronto Star, entrepreneurs seem to be inclined to developing mental illness. As entrepreneurs ourselves, this headline caught our eye! This article highlights the benefits how some traits of mental illness can be beneficial and enhance skills that are needed to start a business. 

Would you disclose a mental illness to your employer?

Would you disclose a mental illness to your employer?

In a recent article from the Toronto Star "Doctors' Notes: Work with your employers to cope with mental health issues", they discuss a recent study indicating that 61% of Ontario workers say they would disclose a mental illness to their boss, and 39% say they would not.

The biggest reason reported for not wanting to disclose a mental illness is that it would “hurt their careers” – do you agree? We would like to hear from you - please fill out our poll to share your opinion!